Through the “Drive Me” project, 100 self-driving vehicles from Volvo Car Group have been unleashed upon public roads. The autonomous cars are able to follow lanes properly, adapt their speed and merge traffic – in essence, they can pass a simple driving test.
50 kilometers of selected roads in the Swedish city of Gothenburg have been designated for this stage of the test with the project being endorsed by the Swedish Government. Also involved are the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park, and the City of Gothenburg.
Co-operating with these organizations is important for a sustainable approach to the future fo personal mobility. This gives the “Drive Me” project a different approach when compared to other autopilot driving initiatives. By highlighting the benefits to society, Volvo hopes that autonomous vehicles will naturally fit into the traffic environment.